Bigamy Marriage


#1

I read the article about how a marriage (bigamy) was automatically voided and not recognized in the State of North Carolina.

Here is the issue. My first marriage was for very dumb reasons (no excuse), but I personally didn’t treat it like a marriage. After about 3 months if that long we went our separate ways. Approx 4 years later, I remarried. My second wife knew I was still married, and allowed the marriage to go on. Years later our marriage dissolved and I just want to severe ties. I have since divorced my first wife.

My second wife and I have a child together. And I don’t want anything from her, and I don’t have anything she wants from me. I ask for a Divorce and now she is saying we were never married in the first place. My biggest concern is Legal issues. I should of thought about that before, but I didn’t. What are my choices, options. Do I just say hey look according to NC, we aren’t even married and move on. Or do I go through with an annulment and take a chance of getting locked up.


#2

If you were still married when you got remarried, you are correct that the marriage is void. As described in our article, you do not need to do anything to end a bigamous marriage. You can file a complaint for child custody without a divorce action.